When you come to UCI Health for back pain and spine problems, you receive some of the very best care in the world. Here’s why:
Pioneering spine surgery
The first West Coast robot-assisted spinal surgery was performed by UCI Health spine specialists. Our surgeons teach other surgeons around the world the techniques they have perfected.
Our robotic guidance system enables us to perform any spine surgery, no matter how complex, with greater accuracy, less pain and less radiation. Our patients also experience faster recoveries.
The system includes a computerized work station that allows us to use highly sophisticated imaging of a patient’s spine and customize a surgical plan tailored to each patient’s anatomy, then plot precisely — to within one millimeter, or 1/25th of an inch — the location to make incisions and place implants. The surgeon then uses the robotic guidance arm to carry out the pre-operation plan.
Second opinion consultations
The spine experts at the UCI Health Comprehensive Spine Center offer a research study that evaluates the role second opinions play in deciding to have spine surgery. This study allows individuals to seek a second opinion for spine surgery at UCI Health, at no cost, for those that meet the eligibility criteria. Learn more about second opinions for spine surgery ›
UCI Health spine specialists are routinely selected to teach their colleagues around the world on the state-of-the-art treatments they have developed and perfected. They also share their research and knowledge in books and industry publications.
What all of this means is the best care for you, grounded in the latest research and leading-edge technology.
We diagnose and treat all conditions affecting the spine, including:
- Adult and pediatric deformities
- Back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Neck pain
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine trauma
- Spinal tumors
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Our patients benefit from the close collaboration of the area's most skilled spinal surgery experts. Our team members include:
Expert spine surgeons
Our experienced spine surgeons have been repeatedly recognized by their peers for their excellence and innovative approach to the care and treatment. They are pioneers in spinal surgery, performing the West Coast’s first robot-assisted spine surgery, using the innovative SpineAssist® surgery system. They are specialists in advanced microsurgery, image-guided surgery and much more.
Our expert spine surgeons are:
Our collaborative radiology team uses the most advanced imaging and diagnostic technology to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the spine. Surgeons rely on radiologists to guide them through complex procedures.
Our interventional neuroradiologist is: